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stemming from the shooting in connecticut. a girl suing the state for one million dollars. she is suffering from trauma adding that her friends were killed, all of them. attorney says the lawsuit is about improving school security, not the money. state of connecticut has what is called sovereign immunity from most lawsuits and they have to get permission from the state's claim commissioner. >> gregg: in the wake of sha shooting, protecting our children is certainly taking on new urgency. utah is providing 200 teachers with six hours of training in handling of concealed weapons. other states are tackling how to keep the kids safe now floating proposals to arm teachers with guns hoping to prevent a tragedy like in the one in newtown, connecticut from happening again. claudia is following the story. >> with the prospect of tighter gun laws, in colorado, law enforcement officials say they need more money to conduct the surge in criminal background checks that are required for gun buyers. they are going to ask law makes for half a million dollars to speed up the process which used to take about
of the connecticut school shooting, national rifle association bribing go silence yesterday. critics slamming for suggesting them that armed police officers should be placed in every school in america. rick levanthol has a fair and balanced look at the argument. >> a number of viewers bill clinton made a similar proposal back in april of 2000 one year after the columbine shootings. pop warner football pledged $60 million in a fifth refund of founding for the is cops and schools in program placing hundreds of police officers in hundreds of public school when the assault weapon ban was in place 12 years ago. it hasn't stopped critics slamming the nra calling the group's leader a gun nut and politicians divided along party lines with the thought of more guns in schools. >> i do not believe that those remarks represent anywhere near a significant portion of america. >> school safety is a complex issue with no simple no single solution but i believe trained, armed security is one key component among many that can provide the first line of difference as well as the last line of defense. >> reporter
, connecticut. the final three victims of a deadly school shooting laid to rest. emilie parker, josephine guy and ana marquez greene, the 6 and 7-year-old girls, 3 of 20 people killed when a gunman opened fire at sandy hook elementary and we are learning more about the gunman, adam lanza, described as an awkward, peculiar kid who spent hours in the basement of his home where his mother reportedly stored her collection of firearms. >> jamie: we're also learning federal agents aren't getting the access they want. i wonder if those guns were locked up. i'm so interested. lawmakers say investigators know who some players are and not their specific roles adding the investigation is not where they'd like it to be. and the pain is still so unbearable in newtown, connecticut, looking at the percent of the victims buried today, the final three of them laid to rest, emilie parker, josephine gray and ana marquez greene, and, three of the girls, and it bears repeating. >> rick: rick leventhal joins us from our new york city newsroom with a fair and balanced look at the gun control debate. >> reporter: th
. >> shooting in a connecticut school this month caused strong reactions all over the count roy from rising gun sales and talks of armed teachers . molly with the prospect of tighter gun laws. they are trying to figure out how to navigate the gun sales. law enforcement officials need more mon tow conduct the surge in criminal background checks. they are planning on asking for half million to speed up the process that takes a week and is it free . one lawmakers suggest that those who want a gun pay for the background check themselves. anyone else whether it is it a teacher or law enforcement officer or need said a background check has to pay for it. and in the meantime in utah it is it already legal to carry a gun in school. record number of teachers attended a training seminar earlier this week. >> we are training teachers, actually all school employees for their application or permit to carry a conceal would fire arm. they can carry in schools . we don't restrict law abiding from carrying in a school. >> oregon is looking into a similar measure. one is considering a bill to give teachers optio
hook elementary in connecticut has sparked a number of discussions over the best way to keep our schools safe and prevent against similar tragics in the future. the challenge that's now inspiring a growing number of u.s. teachers to take matters into their own hands. clauda cowan is live with us with the story, hi clauda. >> reporter: hi, heather. days before teachers and students return to classes after the winter break, one newly elected state lawmaker has a controversial idea, to let teachers bring guns into the classroom. state elect, elizabeth law would allow pilots to bring dpns into the cockpit. the plan would be optional and wouldn't cost anything since teachers would be using their own guns. listen. >> the number one concern for me is public safety in our schools. i don't want our children to be sitting ducks, i don't want our teachers to be sitting ducks and i want to hear any and all ideas. my idea is just one. >> reporter: in nearby utah, it's already legal to carry guns in the classroom, a record number of teachers attended a training seminar last week. teachers ar
in connecticut, many parents are frustrated with the federal government and expressed concerns to politicians at a town hall meeting. >> we go from one to another. we go from fema to our homeowners. our homeowners insurance offered me $150. what can i do with that? >> fema ain't doing nothing. still they keep going around in a circle and they go, denied. denied. >> evacuees are thankful for having a place to sleep, but say living conditions in shelters are cramped and very nice to have space for the kids to be running around. the founder of camp tlc that you heard from just a moment ago, plans to be here and serve these kids as long as the families are in shelters and as long as she has enough funding. if you would like to donate, go to www.jdaf.org. >> rick: thanks >> arthel: new concerns over student loan debt in the u.s. as it nears the $1 trillion mark. it's raising questions about similar loan practices that contributed to the subprime mortgage crisis. take a look at the numbers now. last quarter, student debt hit $956 billion. 11% of that is now seriously delinquent. surpassing the ra
, and eight in connecticut, many parents in the area are just at wit's end trying to make life normal for their kids as they live in shelters. that's what camp tlc is doing, together living with a challenge. they've just wrapped up their third week of camp sandy and they've had a lot of fun. it was carnival day. as parents are leaving with their children, they're allowed to stop by here, this distribution center and pick up nonperrishables and other necessities. earlier this morning, about 10:00 o'clock, a bus driver picked up about 30 kids and many of their parents as well from a shelter here in staten island and took them to gateway academy. kids from ages four to 16 share their stories, do sing alongs, arts and crafts, and burn off their energy. parents can either participate in camp activities or run errands, talk to insurance companies and find more permanent places for their kids to sleep at night. >> short-term, i think it's giving parents respite, letting parents know they can rebuild their lives and their kids are in good hands. i think long-term, it's teaching kids that ther
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